Pinellas news briefs

Published July 5, 2017

Rotary Club elects new president: The Rotary Club of St. Petersburg elected H. Roy Adams as president for 2017-18. Adams joined the club in 2004. He has chaired numerous committees and has been a member of the club's board of directors since 2007.

Gecko art for auction to be displayed at reception: Seven larger-than-life geckos will be the centerpiece of a live auction to benefit local charities. All geckos can be seen for the first time at the Third Annual Art Gecko Show during an opening reception from 6-8 p.m. Aug. 4 at the Catherine Hickman Theater, 5501 27th Avenue S, Gulfport.

The show also will feature selections from the participating artists' regular body of work in a variety of media. The reception is free and open to the public and will include hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. After the reception, the geckos will be moved to preview locations in venues throughout Gulfport's Waterfront village. The geckos will then go up for auction at the Ninth Annual Gecko Ball on Aug. 26 at the historic Gulfport Casino Ballroom.

Artists selected to create geckos for this year's auction are Joan Allen, Eric Folsom, Brenda McMahon, Lenne Nicklaus-Ball, Owen Pach, Tom Pitzen and Monika Watson.